In celebration of International Women’s Day and the airing of Cosmos, watch this trailer.
My walk in Oman today revealed one exploded turtle skeleton and some very old clay pots eroding out of the soil.
So on the drive home this weekend we ran into this very interesting man named Ahmed who was traveling across Oman on foot with his two camels. He had just crossed the Wahiba desert and was making his way back from Mahoot towards Sinaw. He was quite articulate and spoke excellent English. He stated that his journey was to promote peace and good relations between Oman and the world.
Your Daily Woman of History: Hedy Lamarr
An Austrian actress well-known for starring opposite fellow luminaries Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, Lamarr was also an accomplished scientist who co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping. This breakthrough eventually led to wireless communications or wi-fi.
She is also known for her sex-positive pride, supposedly being the first woman to depict orgasm in a major motion picture (1933’s “Ecstasy”) in a time when female sexuality was far more guarded and shamed when expressed.